Strumica Diocese: News

Hierarch’s Divine Liturgy ( 24.11.2005 )






Today, on the day of the Holy Great-martyr Menas, in the chapel of Saints Gregory Palamas and Elder Joseph the Spilaioti in the Vodoča monastery, Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica celebrated Divine Liturgy.












“Best prayer is when someone is cursing us wrongfully, and we take this in silence and with goodness. It is natural that they who are near God can never be accursed, since there is no evil in them, but goodness alone. Whatever evil to be cast on these sanctified people, it becomes sanctified, and they feel great hidden joy. As about them who are remote from God, they are always inconsolable and double-tortured, for he who believes not in God and in life eternal, apart from being without consolation in this life, likewise condemns his soul in the eternity.”
















“There is no greater joy in the world than the love of God, which along with His tenderness is already in this life inexhaustibly given to His devout children. It can only be lived; it cannot be expressed, though. Therefore the sublime love, too, He has preserved for us in Paradise, He does not grant us right away, since we could not hold it in our earthly hearts.” (Elder Paisius)